Accession Number : ADA119981

Title :   Renovated Program for Production of XM29 Propellant Grains for Sparrow Missile.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND DOVER NJ TECHNICAL SUPPORT DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Frigand,Herman J

PDF Url : ADA119981

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : In the past, serious problems had arisen relevant to the fast burning characteristics of XM29 propellant grains produced for the Sparrow missile. An exploratory program was therefore conducted to find ways and means of producing slower burning grains which complied with specification requirements of 40 seconds minimum burning time. A renovated program was developed which encompassed the strict surveillance of raw materials and operating procedures in order to assure the production of grains with acceptable ballistic properties.

Descriptors :   *Burning rate, *Propellant grains, *Air to air missiles, Requirements, Specifications, Laboratory procedures, Production, Munitions industry, Igniters, Operation, Surveillance, Ballistics, Mixtures, Pilot plants, Production, Processing, Nitrocellulose

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE